OMFG! Earthquake!

That was a big one! A 5.8 in Chino Hills, to be exact.

I have to admit that was the biggest freaking earthquake I’ve ever experienced in my life.  I am only a few miles (in Anaheim Hills) from the epicenter, and I was in the car for the Whittier Narrows earthquake in the 80’s, so didn’t really feel a lot on that one.  Also, I was quite far from the Northridge earthquake as well.  This one?  Right underneath, which, let me tell you, makes a mighty big difference.

You guys ok?  I’m still shaking, I had to dodge some glass frames that fell off my entertainment center, but otherwise I’m good. 

There WILL be aftershocks, so be prepared.

And, if you felt it at all, go here and fill out a quick questionnaire from the USGS. 

*Updated: Quake was downsized to a 5.4, but it certainly felt like a 5.8 over here!

8 Comments so far

  1. papercranes on July 29th, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

    I’m on Verizon Wireless and I can’t make any calls. Want to check on my mom but I can’t….AGHK.

  2. Gina (oc_gina) on July 29th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

    A few people have said that they couldn’t get through to me the first few minutes after.

  3. papercranes on July 29th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    Yeah, I eventually got in. I’m in Fullerton and it was crazy shit! Is it bad that I was laughing out of pure giddiness as the quake rolled through? I hope nobody was hurt.

  4. Gina (oc_gina) on July 29th, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

    Well, your giggling was better than my screeching!

  5. papercranes on July 29th, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

    This just in! CSUF’s campus is closed for the rest of the day! I had a test today, so this makes me very, very happy.

  6. Jeff Donaldson (fejsez) on July 29th, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

    I felt the floor drop a little in the store. 5 seconds after it was done, everyone was back to normal. Just another quake.

  7. Jon (oc_jon) on July 29th, 2008 @ 8:21 pm

    It wasn’t just VZW, ATT had cellular issues immediately after as well.

  8. Gina (oc_gina) on July 30th, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    I think it all depended on where you were. It seemed like the quake moved west, not particularly south.

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